Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A few days ago, I was flying home from Washington D.C., having spent two days in a long meeting of questionable productivity.

It is discussed everywhere. In hard copy, in the coffee shop, and on the Internet: 2015 will not be the year that 2014 was.

Hello Northeast Ohio Dairy Farmers! With the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 150 this past June, farmers who apply fertilizer to over 50 acres of cropland each year are subject to a new certification requirement.

The dairy industry in Ohio contributes significantly to the state’s economy and in the provision of food well beyond the borders of Ohio. This industry ranks third in agricultural receipts and first in receipts from animal operations.

In all likelihood, expect a tough year for dairy production.

It doesn’t pay to be average in the dairy business. Do you know where you rank? Join the Ohio Farm Business and Benchmarking program.

Many factors could impact land and rent prices in 2015.

End of another year means its time to analyze your farm business decisions.
Jersey dairy cattle

For all of 2015, Class III futures are currently averaging $16.51/cwt, which would put the average mailbox price in Federal Order 33 at about $18/cwt for the year.

As we begin the month of December, it is great time for farmers to start to analyze their 2014 farm records.